Univar USA among the leading chemical distributors in the nation, providing chemicals and related chemical distribution services to the electronics, energy sector, food, personal care, pest control, pharmaceutical and waster management industries. Univar USA was founded in 1924 as a brokerage that bought and sold naval stores, paint, raw materials and cotton linters in the Pacific Northwest. The company moved into the chemical distribution business and grew throughout the West and into the Eastern United States. Univar entered the Canadian market in 1950 and Europe in 1991. Univar USA is Univar s chemical distribution subsidiary in the United States. Univar is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange as UNIVR. Univar USA distributes chemical products and services from more than 80 locations throughout the United States, including one in St. Louis. Univar USA is headquartered in Kirkland, Wash.